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Peripheral blood morphology

Paweł Borowiecki, Patrycja Wińska, Maria Bretner, Małgorzata Gizińska, Mirosława Koronkiewicz, Monika Staniszewska
Three out of 16 newly synthesized 1,3-dimethylxanthine derivatives (proxyphylline analogues) exhibited consistencies between antifungal and anticancer properties. Proxyphylline possessing 1-(10H-phenothiazin-10-yl)propan-2-yl (6) and polybrominated benzimidazole (41) or benzotriazole moiety (42) remained selectively cidal against Candida albicans (lg R ≥ 3 at conc. of 31, 36 and 20 μM, respectively) however not against normal mammalian Vero cell line in vitro (IC50  ≥ 280 μM) and Galleria mellonella in vivo...
February 27, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Bo Hu, Megan Mccollum, Vignesh Ravi, Sezgi Arpag, Daniel Moiseev, Ryan Castoro, Bret C Mobley, Bryan W Burnette, Carly Siskind, John W Day, Robin Yawn, Shawna Feely, Yuebing Li, Qing Yan, Michael E Shy, Jun Li
OBJECTIVE: Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 4J (CMT4J) is a rare autosomal recessive neuropathy caused by mutations in FIG4 that result in loss of FIG4 protein. This study investigates the natural history and mechanisms of segmental demyelination in CMT4J. METHODS: Over the past 9 years, we have enrolled and studied a cohort of 12 CMT4J patients, including 6 novel FIG4 mutations. We evaluated these patients and related mouse models using morphological, electrophysiological and biochemical approaches...
March 8, 2018: Annals of Neurology
Katarzyna Pawlaczyk, Marcin Gabriel, Daria A Strzelecka-Węklar, Zbigniew Krasiński, Michal Stanisic, Zofia Gabriel, Łukasz Dzieciuchowicz, Zygmunt Adamski
Introduction: Peripheral microembolism is one of the most frequent causes of acute limb ischemia. In order to effectively prevent relapses it is essential to localize and eliminate the source of embolism. Aim: To evaluate the role of Duplex Doppler ultrasound examination in identifying the causes of blue toe syndrome (BTS). Material and methods: The group of 165 patients with clinical symptoms of BTS on their upper limbs ( n = 16) and lower limbs ( n = 149) was investigated...
October 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Patricia Aguilar-Calvo, Cyrus Bett, Alejandro M Sevillano, Timothy D Kurt, Jessica Lawrence, Katrin Soldau, Per Hammarström, K Peter R Nilsson, Christina J Sigurdson
Prion aggregates typically spread into the central nervous system (CNS), likely via peripheral nerves. Yet prion conformers differ in their capacity to penetrate the CNS; certain fibrillar prions replicate persistently in lymphoid tissues with no CNS entry, leading to chronic silent carriers. Subclinical carriers of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) prions in the United Kingdom have been estimated at 1:2000, and vCJD prions have been transmitted through blood transfusion, however the circulating prion conformers that neuroinvade remain unclear...
March 5, 2018: Brain Pathology
Ying Xue, Han Xiao, Songhe Guo, Banglao Xu, Yuehua Liao, Yixian Wu, Ge Zhang
Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn) is a tumor-associated obligate anaerobic bacterium, which has a role in the progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). Fn can invade and promote colon epithelial cells proliferation. However, how Fn survives and proliferates in its host cells remains largely unknown. In this study, we aimed to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying the morphology, survival, and proliferation of Fn in THP-1-derived macrophages (dTHP1). For the first time, we found that Fn is a facultative intracellular bacterium that can survive and limited proliferate in dTHP1 cells up to 72 h, and a live Fn infection can inhibit apoptosis of dTHP1 cells by activating the PI3K and ERK pathways...
March 2, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Christopher S Navara, Shital Chaudhari, John R McCarrey
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) offer the possibility of cell replacement therapies using patient-matched cells to treat otherwise intractable diseases and debilitations. To successfully realize this potential, several factors must be optimized including i) selection of the appropriate cell type and numbers to transplant, ii) determination of the means of transplantation and the location into which the transplanted cells should be delivered, and iii) demonstration of the safety and efficacy of the cell replacement protocol to mitigate each targeted disease state...
2018: PloS One
Josineide P Da Costa, Ana Paula D Rodrigues, Luis Henrique S Farias, Paula Cristina R Frade, Bruno José Martins Da Silva, Jose Luiz M Do Nascimento, Edilene O Silva
Monocytes are mononuclear phagocytes in peripheral blood that can differentiate into macrophages and dendritic cells. Macrophages play a specific role in the inflammatory process and are essential for the innate response. Given the important role of monocytes/macrophages in the immune response, this study aimed to evaluate the activity of kojic acid (KA), a natural product of certain fungal species, on human peripheral blood monocytes in vitro. Purified monocytes isolated from human blood were incubated with KA (50 μg/mL for 48 h) and analyzed by light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and flow cytometry...
February 22, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
M Lasalvia, R Scrima, G Perna, C Piccoli, N Capitanio, P F Biagi, L Schiavulli, T Ligonzo, M Centra, G Casamassima, A Ermini, V Capozzi
Blood is a fluid connective tissue of human body, where it plays vital functions for the nutrition, defense and well-being of the organism. When circulating in peripheral districts, it is exposed to some physical stresses coming from outside the human body, as electromagnetic fields (EMFs) which can cross the skin. Such fields may interact with biomolecules possibly inducing non thermal-mediated biological effects at the cellular level. In this study, the occurrence of biochemical/biological modifications in human peripheral blood lympho-monocytes exposed in a reverberation chamber for times ranging from 1 to 20 h to EMFs at 1...
2018: PloS One
Yalin Zheng, Lin Nong, Li Liang, Wei Wang, Ting Li
BACKGROUND: Mast cell leukemia (MCL) is a very rare form of systemic mastocytosis (SM) and accounts for less than 0.5% of all mastocytosis. The diagnosis of MCL requires the presence of SM criteria, accompanied by leukemic infiltrating of atypical mast cells (MCs) in bone marrow (BM), peripheral blood as well as extracutaneous organs. MCL is a fatal disease that almost always behaves aggressively, and the median survival time is only about six months. Herein, we present a rare case of de novo MCL without CD25 expression and KIT mutations...
February 20, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
Manisha Agarwal, Sameer Bakhshi, Sadanand N Dwivedi, Madhulika Kabra, Rashmi Shukla, Rachna Seth
BACKGROUND: Cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 2A/B (CDKN2A/B) genes are implicated in many malignancies including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). These tumor suppressor genes, with a key regulatory role in cell cycle are located on chromosome 9p21.3. Previous studies involving CDKN2A/B gene deletions have shown mixed associations with survival outcome in childhood ALL. PROCEDURE: Hundred and four newly diagnosed children with ALL (1-14 years) were enrolled in this study...
February 15, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Guang-Hui Zang, Rui Li, Rong-Sheng Zhou, Lin Hao, Hou-Guang He, Wen-Da Zhang, Yang Dong, Cong-Hui Han
The present study explored the effects of disodium cantharidinate (DC) on the peripheral blood-derived dendritic cells of patients with bladder carcinoma. The peripheral blood mononuclear cells from the 15 cases of urinary bladder carcinoma of middle and advanced stage were separated, and dendritic cells were prepared. The morphological changes of dendritic cells were observed. Flow cytometry was used to detect the expression levels of CD1a and CD83 on dendritic cell surface. MTT assay was utilized to measure the proliferation ability of allogeneic lymphocyte stimulated by DC...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Hiroto Kaneko, Masafumi Taniwaki, Yosuke Matsumoto, Mihoko Yoshida, Kazuho Shimura, Takahiro Fujino, Hitoji Uchiyama, Junya Kuroda
A 56-year-old Japanese male with chronic active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection (CAEBV) who developed systemic gamma-delta T-cell lymphoproliferative disease (LPD) is reported. Although immune cooling therapy was effective, he died of sudden and severe hypoxia and anemia soon after the initiation of cytotoxic chemotherapy that had been previously recommended. There might remain a difficulty to control fulminant adult-onset CAEBV. Additionally, we describe three types of lymphoid cells that were observed in his peripheral blood: morphologically normal lymphocytes, large blastic cells and mature ones with rough granules...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Mengyuan Wang, Yunchao Xiao, Lizhou Lin, Xiaoyue Zhu, Lianfang Du, Xiangyang Shi
Detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in peripheral blood is of paramount significance for early-stage cancer diagnosis, estimation of cancer development, and individualized cancer therapy. Herein, we report the development of hyaluronic acid (HA)-functionalized electrospun chitosan nanofiber (CNF)-integrated microfludic platform for highly specific capture and nondestructive release of CTCs. First, electrospun CNFs were formed and modified with zwitterion of carboxyl betaine acrylamide (CBAA) via Michael addition reaction and then targeted ligand HA through a disulfide bond...
February 7, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Yu-Che Cheng, Ching-Ying Huang, Ming-Ching Ho, Yu-Hung Hsu, Shih-Han Syu, Huai-En Lu, Han-I Lin, Chin-Hsien Lin, Patrick C H Hsieh
Leucine rich repeat kinase (LRRK2) is the most prevalent genetic cause for Parkinson's disease. LRRK2 p.G2385R is an Asian specific genetic risk factor for sporadic Parkinson's disease. We generated two induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), IBMS-iPSC-018-09 and IBMS-iPSC-020-01, from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of two patients carrying LRRK2 p.G2385R variant by using the Sendai-virus delivery system. These iPSCs had a normal karyotype and exhibited pluripotency, such as an embryonic stem cell-like morphology, expression of pluripotent markers, and capacity to differentiate into three germ layers...
January 30, 2018: Stem Cell Research
Eva Bernhart, Nora Kogelnik, Jürgen Prasch, Benjamin Gottschalk, Madeleine Goeritzer, Maria Rosa Depaoli, Helga Reicher, Christoph Nusshold, Ioanna Plastira, Astrid Hammer, Günter Fauler, Roland Malli, Wolfgang F Graier, Ernst Malle, Wolfgang Sattler
Peripheral leukocytes induce blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction through the release of cytotoxic mediators. These include hypochlorous acid (HOCl) that is formed via the myeloperoxidase-H2O2-chloride system of activated phagocytes. HOCl targets the endogenous pool of ether phospholipids (plasmalogens) generating chlorinated inflammatory mediators like e.g. 2-chlorohexadecanal and its conversion product 2-chlorohexadecanoic acid (2-ClHA). In the cerebrovasculature these compounds inflict damage to brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMVEC) that form the morphological basis of the BBB...
January 5, 2018: Redox Biology
Lukas Wisgrill, Isabelle Wessely, Andreas Spittler, Elisabeth Förster-Waldl, Angelika Berger, Kambis Sadeghi
Bioactive components of human milk such as human lactoferrin (hLF) play an essential role in gut microbiome homeostasis and protection against neonatal inflammatory diseases. Neonatal intestinal macrophages display a pro-inflammatory profile that might contribute to inflammatory mucosal injury. Therefore, the aim of the study was to investigate the immunomodulatory effects of hLF on differentiation and activation of monocyte-derived macrophages (moMϕ). Monocytes isolated from umbilical cord blood of term neonates and peripheral blood of healthy adults were differentiated in the absence or presence of hLF and differentiation, apoptosis and phagocytosis were evaluated...
February 2, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
Sabrina Buoro, Giorgio Da Rin, Alessandra Fanelli, Giuseppe Lippi
The goal of harmonizing laboratory testing is contributing to improving the quality of patient care and ultimately ameliorating patient outcome. The complete blood and leukocyte differential counts are among the most frequently requested clinical laboratory tests. The morphological assessment of peripheral blood cells (PB) through microscopic examination of properly stained blood smears is still considered a hallmark of laboratory hematology. Nevertheless, a variable inter-observer experience and the different terminology used for characterizing cellular abnormalities both contribute to the current lack of harmonization in blood smear revision...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Jean-François Ghersi-Egea, Nathalie Strazielle, Martin Catala, Violeta Silva-Vargas, Fiona Doetsch, Britta Engelhardt
The barrier between the blood and the ventricular cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is located at the choroid plexuses. At the interface between two circulating fluids, these richly vascularized veil-like structures display a peculiar morphology explained by their developmental origin, and fulfill several functions essential for CNS homeostasis. They form a neuroprotective barrier preventing the accumulation of noxious compounds into the CSF and brain, and secrete CSF, which participates in the maintenance of a stable CNS internal environment...
January 24, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica
Meng Qin, Xin Guan, Yu Zhang, Bin Shen, Fang Liu, Qingyu Zhang, Yupo Ma, Yongping Jiang
BACKGROUND: Autologous transplantation of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is a promising therapeutic approach in the treatment of various vascular diseases. We previously reported a two-step culture system for scalable generation of human EPCs derived from cord blood CD34+ cells ex vivo. Here, we now apply this culture system to expand and differentiate human and nonhuman primate EPCs from mobilized peripheral blood (PB) CD34+ cells for the therapeutic potential of autologous transplantation...
January 22, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Lauren Boland, Anthony J Burand, Alex J Brown, Devlin Boyt, Vitor A Lira, James A Ankrum
The use of mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) therapy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and T2D complications is promising; however, the investigation of MSC function in the setting of T2D has not been thoroughly explored. In our current study, we investigated the phenotype and function of MSCs in a simulated in vitro T2D environment. We show that palmitate, but not glucose, exposure impairs MSC metabolic activity with moderate increases in apoptosis, while drastically affecting proliferation and morphology...
December 19, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
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